Seventy years ago, on March 28, 1940, in a wild and wooly game that saw both nines score at will, the Manteca High hickory stickers finally came through with a close 12-11 win over their rivals from Tracy High. The lead changed hands several times at the outset of the game and both pitchers were hit unmercifully. "Frenchy" Guisto poked out a pair of four-ply swats besides gathering a triple and two singles for a perfect day at the plate. It was the only sporting event that came to a head over the past week. All other scheduled events were ...
It may sound odd, but 19-year-old Mantecan Jake Commeau's ultimate goal is to play Division-I ice hockey for a four-year university.
As the water temperatures continue to rise, local fishing is only going to continue to get better.
Though I didn't have a plan, there was little doubt I would end up spending Saturday fly-casting.
Fifty years ago, on March 25, 1960, Manteca High, for the second time this season, knocked a club out of the unbeaten ranks by knocking off the powerful St. Mary's High Rams 8-1. It was the Rams' first loss in six games. Walt McDonald pitched the first six frames for the Buffaloes and was credited with the win. McDonald and reliever Wes Holbrook limited the Rams to two base hits. Tim Brumley, with a double and a home run and Wade Richards with two singles, led the locals in the hitting column.
The entire buzz this week has been about the 18.11-pound bass that was recently caught and released by Kyle Gentry of Oakdale.
DUBLIN - Manteca Futbol Club's under-14 girls Arsenal was eight minutes away from calling it a season during its NorCal Premier State Cup Final 16 match against No. 3 seed Dublin Fury Sunday at Emerald Glen Park.
Saturday evening was almost the perfect meal, well, as perfect as one can be without mom's crab rolls or eating trout and salmon riverside minutes after its been hooked and clubbed.
Jacob Souza produced a gem to remember for the Spreckels Park Major Division A's on Opening Day Saturday, leading a 4-0 shutout of the Indians.
Scenes from the opening day ceremonies on Saturday for the Northgate Little League.
Thirty years ago, on March 16, 1980, senior outfielder Diane Lawton slammed a triple and two singles to help East Union High's ladies' softball team to an easy 17-4 victory over Tracy High in Tracy. Lancer coach Bob Lee, whose club was aided by several Tracy errors and a bundle of walks, expressed satisfaction with his troops' efforts. Julie Tolentino handled pitching chores for the Lancers and went the distance. She also helped herself at the plate, banging out three hits and three RBI to go with Lawton's four runs batted in.
Congratulations to John Crews from Virginia for winning the recent Bassmaster Elite Series Tournament held on the Delta. He caught a 5-pound bass on his very last cast of the TroKar Duel.
A marathon game marred by controversy left a sour taste in the mouths of the Spreckels Park Senior players, as Turlock National came from behind to eliminate them 5-4 in nine innings in consolation action of the Little League Section 6 Senior All-Star Tournament on Monday at Linden High.
TRACY - The Spreckels Park Junior All Stars are about to find out what heat is all about.
The Manteca Dolphins and Ripon Sea Lions appear prime for a strong finish to the Mid-Valley Swim League season.
Manteca High junior Leah Manuleleua helped the California Cougars 98 girls soccer team claim the Davis Legacy College Showcase championship in the under-17 division and was named Player of the Tournament in the process.
TURLOCK - The season came to an end Monday for the Spreckels Park Major All-Stars, as the bats came alive and stayed alive for Hoover Tyler of Stockton. Hoover Tyler prevailed 13-3 in the consolation semifinal of the Section 6 Major All-Star Tournament held at Soderquist Park and hosted by Turlock National Little League.
Next stop: Valley Springs.
Tracy American A took advantage of five walks and a number of wild pitches and passed balls in the fourth inning to put up seven runs The rally was the difference in a 10-4 consolation win over Manteca in the District 67 9-10 All-Star Tournament hosted by Northgate Little League.
TRACY - Having already pitched out of a huge jam, Jared Bagley notched two strikeouts in the seventh inning, including one for the final out of the game, to halt Tracy National's comeback attempt in Spreckels Park's title-clinching 9-7 win Tuesday at Monticello School.
TRACY - Leadoff hitters are supposed to get on base and knock in a run or two – but not necessarily knock the ball out of the yard. Do not tell that Kenny Wade.
STOCKTON - Third generation driver Justin Philpott of Tracy turned in a dominating performance to earn the victory in Saturday's Firecracker 100 for the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Western Late Models at Stockton 99 Speedway.
The Northgate A 9-10 All-Star team is getting some time off.
Manteca used a six-run second inning and intimidating pitching to shut down Tracy American 10-0 in the consolation final of the District 67 Major All-Star Tournament hosted by Manteca Little League and set up a rematch today with Northgate in the championship round.
The job of a leadoff batter is to get on base and score, and Manteca leadoff batter Chase Stephenson did that in all of his five plate appearances Thursday to help lead his team to a 21-7 quarterfinal win on Bassi Field in the District 67 9-10 All-Star Tournament hosted by Northgate Little League.